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Chimneys and Towers–Now Available

Chimneys and Towers: Charles Demuth’s Late Paintings of Lancaster

Betsy Fahlman. With an essay by Claire Barry

208 pages | 9 1/2 x 11 | 60 color, 100 b/w illus.

Paper 2007 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2012-4 | $39.95 | £26.00

Chimneys and TowersCharles Demuth (1883-1935) was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, into a prominent family in the tobacco business. Demuth was a proponent of Precisionism, a movement that incorporated the clean lines and geometrical forms of Cubism and Futurism into depictions of the American landscape.

Chimneys and Towers focuses on Demuth’s late paintings of industrial sites in Lancaster. Depicting the warehouses and factories of the city’s tobacco and linoleum industries in sharp, geometric forms, these paintings show an artist negotiating both artistic and personal identity, bringing to the depiction of his hometown the style of the American avant-garde that he helped create.

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